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RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 launches on 30 October, with entries invited in 11 categories

Could you be the RCN Nurse of the Year in the year of the nurse?

Entries open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020, your chance to promote your work and specialty

Laura Hyde Foundation badge

Nurses’ well-being: the badge that reminds others to ask after your mental health

The ‘Ask me how I am’ badge is designed to ensure staff’s own needs are not forgotten

Picture shows the burning building in Bolton from which students were evacuated, with fire engines in a nearby street. Members of the nursing community have rallied round to help those affected.

Nurses collect donations for students affected by building fire

Fellow university students and local nursing staff offer support after flats destroyed

Illustration entitled 'menopause', showing a female nurse

Menopause guidance challenges misconceptions about mood and depression

Advice for nurses highlights how common menopause-related symptoms may be misdiagnosed

Two of the Nike shoes for nurses

Nike launches a range of shoes to support nurses during long shifts

Testing by healthcare staff informed the design of their ‘fit, cushioning and traction’

The Welsh Labour party political broadcast featured an actor dressed as a nurse

Welsh Labour withdraws political broadcast that features an actor playing a nurse

Parties must clarify use of actors if the audience could be ‘misled’ by their appearance

Evidence and Practice

Decompression sickness: a guide for emergency nurses

Decompression sickness: a guide for emergency nurses

ENs have an essential role in recognising and initially treating patients experiencing DCS

Traffic lights

Screening for sepsis: SIRS or qSOFA? A literature review

Evidence from this article led to the creation of a screening tool developed by the author

Assessment and management of patients with tibial plateau fractures in emergency departments

Assessment and management of patients with tibial plateau fractures in EDs

Such fractures are a common presentation in EDs, yet diagnosis is not always obvious

Partner violence

Emergency healthcare for women who experience intimate partner violence: part 1

This integrative review is the first of a two-part series about intimate partner violence

Ankle sprain

A comparison of two interventions in the treatment of severe ankle sprains and lateral...

Aim Stable ankle injuries are highly prevalent in the UK. Prevention of complications and...

Stress

Awareness of secondary traumatic stress in emergency nursing

Nurses should take the necessary steps to safeguard against secondary traumatic stress

Features

Picture of members of a nurse-led digital health service who use a video link to triage older people in care and nursing homes, avoiding unnecessary admissions to the emergency department.

Nurses use video link to keep older people out of hospital

Link enables nurses to triage people in care and nursing homes, reducing hospital admissions

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Sepsis

Sepsis: what you need to know

Around 44,000 people a year die from the 'silent killer'. What can nurses do?

Image shows emergency nurse training students to treat young people affected by knife wounds

Nurse leads project to help young people at risk of knife crime

ED sister is behind a project to teach life-saving skills to young people at risk of violence

Preparing staff for the sudden death of a child in the emergency department

A study day and guidance have given staff the skills to cope with sudden child death

ED nursing team makes end of life care a priority

How one trust created a pathway to enable people to die at home

Tara Matare

The leadership strategy that changed the way others – and my team – saw our department

RCN Nurse of the Year 2019 led the transformation from ‘just outpatients’ to outstanding

Opinion

Illustration shows a figure overlaid by a jigsaw pattern, wearing a scholar’s cap and gown, representing joined up education. Lecturer Hannah Bryant welcomes new NMC standards that set out skills and knowledge required by the next generation of nurses.

NMC’s new standards strengthen links between theory and practice

New standards on skills and knowledge required by the next generation of nurses are welcome

Image of health professional in scrubs holding a small organ transport box

Why England’s 2020 opt-out organ donation law is so important for emergency services

Early engagement with specialist organ donation colleagues is vital

record-keeping

Record-keeping guidance: 6 tips to make documenting your work easier

A staff nurse shares her tips for effective record-keeping

Students

 Nursing is fast-paced in the emergency department

Mental health and adult nursing, plus the pace of emergency care – this role has it all

A dual-registration newly qualified nurse reflects on what she has learned in her first year

Distressed nurse working in the emergency department

The call you never want to get in emergency nursing

A newly qualified nurse describes the emotions and impact of a paediatric crash call

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

Careers

Craig Hayden award-winning advanced nurse practitioner with chief nursing officer Ruth May

Award-winning advanced practitioner on working for an ambulance service

Innovations by North West Ambulance Service's Craig Hayden led to a silver CNO award

Picture of Emily Jones, a paediatric emergency unit sister at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. She loves the variety of her job and says all experiences at work, good and bad, will make you a better emergency nurse.

Paediatric emergency unit sister

Emily Jones says all experiences at work, good and bad, will make you a better nurse

April McKay

Emergency nurse appointed to medical college committee

April McKay on why emergency nursing inspires her so much

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